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John Devitt

Full name: John Thomas Devitt
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: February 4, 1937 in Granville, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: ?, Queensland, (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

John Devitt had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1956 Olympics 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay, 1st in the 1960 Olympics 100 metres Freestyle, 2nd in the 1956 Olympics 100 metres Freestyle, 3rd in the 1960 Olympics 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay; 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 110 yards Freestyle, 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×220 yards Freestyle Relay (with [Gary Chapman], [John Konrads], and the non-Olympian J. Wilkinson), 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Medley Relay (with [Gary Chapman], [John Monckton], and [Terry Gathercole]).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 1 Gold WR
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 1 Gold OR
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Australia Final 2 55.8
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 56.4
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Australia Round One Heat Three 1 QU 57.2
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Australia Final 1 OR 55.2
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 55.8
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Australia Round One Heat Two 1 QU 56.0

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Australia AUS Final 1 WR 8:23.6 2:06.4 4:13.2
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Swimming Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 3 QU 8:40.2 2:07.5 2:07.5
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Australia AUS Final 3 8:13.8 2:03.2 4:09.8
1960 Summer 23 Roma Swimming Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 8:24.2 2:06.3 8:24.2
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